Relating stormwater treatment device design criteria to effluent quality: An in-depth statistical analysis of the BMP database

Bridget J. Ellebracht, Shirley E. Clark

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Abstract

Many challenges are associated with choosing the most effective stormwater management device or treatment train for contaminant removal at a particular site, including determining the appropriate treatment technology and sizing the device. Current guidance documents provide estimated percent removals for a select group of pollutants (usually nutrients and total suspended solids [TSS]) and a set of design criteria, usually based on the size of either the drainage area or the impervious area. The objective of this study is to determine the design criteria that will improve the prediction of removal performance and develop a more effective way to design appropriate treatment technologies to eliminate the problematic contaminants in runoff water at a specific site. This project, in its earliest stages, has focused initially on determining whether relationships exist between inflow and outflow concentrations for three devices: bioretention basins, infiltration trenches, and retention ponds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013
Subtitle of host publicationShowcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages325-329
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780784412947
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: May 19 2013May 23 2013

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period5/19/135/23/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Water Science and Technology

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